What It’s All About (2014)

 

Ball & Socket Arts — Cheshire, Connecticut

There are still brass buttons embedded in the floors of Ball & Socket…this is the product that was made here.

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Ball & Socket Arts

Robert Marsala

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Drip, Drip (2014)

 

Ball & Socket Arts — Cheshire, Connecticut

Refections on a very wet floor…Mountains.

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Ball & Socket Arts

Robert Marsala

Little Traps (2014)

Ball & Socket Arts — Cheshire, Connecticut

While looking at the overhead ducting, you might miss the dozens of bolts sticking out of the floor – formerly used to anchor machinery – that are quite the trip hazard…

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Ball & Socket Arts

Robert Marsala

Deep and Dark (2016)

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Klots Throwing Company — Lonaconing, Maryland

The mill has not had power in years and its being ensconced in exterior foliage made for some very dark interiors…But as you can see (sort of) there are just row after row of silk looms.

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Lonaconing Silk Mill

Boiler Room | Part 2 — No. 7 (2015)

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Sprague Electric — North Adams, Massachusetts

By the 1970s things were not looking so good for Sprague Electric; the pressure from other manufactures (who got into the semi-conductor market first) was compounded by a 10-week strike at the North Adams facility – an action that the company would never recover from. In 1978 the company was sold to General Cable, which later was taken over in 1981 by PennCentral. In 1985, Sprague shutdown its factory and as a result, North Adams was left “deindustrialized” and found itself on a steep economic decline with 14% unemployment.

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